Foundation of Teaching
What makes a good teacher?
Knowing the subject
Mastering the teaching
Can good teaching be
The Intentional teacher
(Left click the video on
Knowing the subject matter
Secretary’s Title II Report
Mastering the teaching skills
National Board of Professional Teaching
Standards http://www.nbpts.org/ see
standards and review the five
Can good teaching be taught?
Self-knowledge and self-regulation
Application of Educational Research –
The intentional teacher
What am I trying to accomplish?
What are my students’ relevant
experiences and needs?
What resources are available to me?
How will I know when to modify my
What will be evidence of success?
Theory of Action
Theory – a set of principles that explains
and relates certain things
Theory of action – your belief about how
Principle – explanation of the
relationship between factors
Internal validity – we can confidently attribute
differences to the treatment
Randomized field experiment
External validity (real life validity)
Single case experiments
… teachers make hundreds of decisions every
day, and each decision has a theory behind it,
whether or not the teacher is aware of it.
Describe your theory of action of how you
manage behavior and lead instruction in your
classroom. How do you address the questions
of the intentional teacher?